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Optics Express

  • Editor: Andrew M. Weiner
  • Vol. 21, Iss. 2 — Jan. 28, 2013
  • pp: 1574–1580

Mode-locked Tm,Ho:YAP laser around 2.1 μm

K. J. Yang, D. C. Heinecke, C. Kölbl, T. Dekorsy, S. Z. Zhao, L. H. Zheng, J. Xu, and G. J. Zhao  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Express, Vol. 21, Issue 2, pp. 1574-1580 (2013)

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A passively mode-locked Tm,Ho:YAP laser around 2.1 μm wavelength employing a semiconductor saturable absorber mirror is demonstrated. Stable continuous wave mode-locking operation was achieved at variable center wavelengths of 2036.5 nm, 2064.5 nm, 2095.5 nm, 2103.5 nm, and 2130 nm, respectively. Pulses as short as 40.4 ps were obtained at 2064.5 nm with a spectral FWHM of 0.5 nm at output powers of 132 mW and a repetition rate around 107 MHz. A maximum output power of 238 mW was obtained at 2130 nm with a pulse duration of 66 ps.

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OCIS Codes
(140.3070) Lasers and laser optics : Infrared and far-infrared lasers
(140.4050) Lasers and laser optics : Mode-locked lasers
(140.7090) Lasers and laser optics : Ultrafast lasers

ToC Category:
Lasers and Laser Optics

Original Manuscript: October 10, 2012
Revised Manuscript: December 1, 2012
Manuscript Accepted: December 12, 2012
Published: January 15, 2013

K. J. Yang, D. C. Heinecke, C. Kölbl, T. Dekorsy, S. Z. Zhao, L. H. Zheng, J. Xu, and G. J. Zhao, "Mode-locked Tm,Ho:YAP laser around 2.1 μm," Opt. Express 21, 1574-1580 (2013)

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